“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein
“The great lesson is, that unity is behind All. Call it God, Love, Spirit. Allah, Jehovah…it is the same unity that animates All Life from the lowest animal to the noblest human.” ~ Swami Vivekananda ॐ
“Those who experience the unity of Life see their own self in All Beings.” ~ Buddha ॐ
“I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?” ~ Rumi
The “alchemy” of the human experience is to turn “lead to gold”, the transformation of the human animal nature into the divine spiritual nature.
“Love the animals, Love the plants, Love everything. If you Love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to Love the whole world with an all-embracing Love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
“The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in our awareness.” ~ Alex Grey
art pic by Alex Grey